These bizarre scenes from the Sahara Desert show locals sledging down sand dunes after the heaviest snowfall in living memory. Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra.

The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world’s hottest desert for the first time in 37 years. But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as “The Gateway to the Desert.” READ MORE

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